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Analysis: Greeks Count Mental Health Cost of a Country in Crisis

(6/5/2012)

Kate Kelland
Reuters
May 31, 2012

Behind every suicide in crisis-stricken countries such as Greece there are up to 20 more people desperate enough to have tried to end their own lives. And behind those attempted suicides, experts say there are thousands of hidden cases of mental illness, like depression, alcohol abuse, and anxiety disorder that never make the news, but have large and potentially long-lasting human costs. The risk, according to some public health experts, is that if and when Greece’s economic woes are over, a legacy of mental illness could remain in a generation of young people damaged by too many years of life without hope.

View the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/31/us-eurozone-greece-health-idUSBRE84U0MF20120531


Keywords: analysis, Greeks, count, mental health, cost, country, crisis



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